Monday, November 30, 2009

Secret Santa!

Oh I love playing Secret Santa and most of all I love getting gifts from a Secret Santa!
I am participating in a swap at The Paper Passion and just yesterday I got a goodie box filled with yummy scrappy supplies!

Happy Holidays to You My Secret Santa Clause!! THANK YOU!

Friday, November 27, 2009

I can be Funny!

A little layout to share with you today! I am almost done using this pink and green paper!! I know it's not my first page using this color combo, but I can't help it!!!

The title is " I can be funny "

Papers used - Jillibean Soup / October Afternoon Night Light

Whimsy DT Call

My dear friend Stephanie is having a DT Call for her Whimsy Store

Here are the details:
My Little Bit of Whimsy is looking for 2-3 Designers
This is a term position from Jan 1st until June 1st 2010

- Deadline for submission is December 1st 2009.
- Selected Designers will be announced on the Whimsy Blog, on or before December 15, 2009.
- email us 3 samples of your work showcasing your love of Embellishments!

If you're chosen as a Designer
-- You'll be contacted via email
-- You will be sent a selection of buttons or embellishments once a month to play with
-- You will be required to create two layouts/altered item every month, incorporating MLBOW products
-- Your designs will be featured in our Gallery!

Send all applications to:

Good Luck To all that apply! Stephanie is very generous and you'll love playing with her embellies!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Banner

Yes, It's 29 days before Christmas and my blog is decorated!

Doesn't this nice bold red color get you in a festive mood?!
This digi kit is from Sweet Shoppe Designs <<<

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Poor Kitty!

Well today was Eddie's yearly visit to the Vet.
Time for yearly vaccines, de-worming, and Flea treatment. Steve went downstairs to get his kennel and the minute Steve walked upstairs with it- Eddie was NOT HAPPY! It's amazing how cats know when something is going on. We didn't tell him he was going to the Vet's today so he wasn't too thrilled about it. It took a few minutes to get him in the kennel and the entire ride ( about 7 minutes ) he meowed and scratched at his kennel.. so sad.

Once we arrived - it's weigh in ... 16.8lbs! Quite a bit kitty says the vet! So i asked if we should put him on some diet and the Vet says No.. he's just a bit kitty cat and muscular. - that's my Cat! :-)

So a positive check up - no problems swallowing his deworm pill, got his vaccine, great results for bladder, lungs an heart but his gums were a little bloody and dirty. So after 9 years of no dental work we decided to have them cleaned and looked after since they were a little bloody. We paid our bill $136.00 and made an appoitment for tomorrow morning. I politely ask .. how much for teeth cleaning and such .. um starting at 280$ ... I think my facial expression must of said " HOLY SHIT! " but we knew we had insurance that will cover most of these costs so Steve said Do It.

Did you know they give them a sedative and then have them on an IV for a few hours? Poor Eddie. He's alseep right now and so drowsy after his vaccine, I feel so bad for bringing him tomorrow for dental work - but I know he needs it. Poor little man is gonna be sleepy and sad tomorrow ....


Over the Top!

As per Julie and Tara... my BLOG is OVER THE TOP!
Thank you Tara and Julie ;-)

So what I have to do is respond to the following phrases with just ONE word!

Where's your cell phone: Table
Your hair: Wet
Your mother: Patient
Your father: Bald
Favorite Food: Pizza
Dream last night: No
Favorite drink: Diet Pepsi
What room are you: Scraproom
Hobby: Scrapbooking
Fear: Snakes
Where were you last night: Home
Something that you aren't: Skinny
Muffins: Blueberry
Wish list item: Shoes
Where did you grow up: Grand Falls
What are you wearing: Jammies
Your pet(s): Cat
Friends: Few
Something you're not wearing: Nailpolish
Favorite store: Dillards
Favorite color: Fushia
Last time you laughed: Today
Your best friend: Steve
Place you go to over and over: Tim's
Person who emails you regularly: Stephanie
Favorite place to eat: Vito's

That was fun! ;-P
Now I have to pass it on to some of my blogger friends that have blogs that are OVER THE TOP!!

Deb Harter

Lady Grace


Stephanie Hart

Now girls, you have to do the same thing I did!
Copy this into a new blog post and answer each phrase with one word!
Then tag some of YOUR scrappy friends!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ink Spots!

yes, to all my Scrappy Friends out there.. I need help!
I don't consider myself a newbie to this hobby but i am always trying to learn new techniques of some sort... so please ... PLEASE tell me how to create INK SPOTS!
I love these and would love some on my projects!! I just recently purchased some alcohol inks... and tried to just drop some on a page.. ya that didn't work! It just seems to create a perfect round dot.. which i don't want. I know how to use a toothbrush for a spakle - speckle whatever you call it.. but i WANT INK SPOTS! HELP!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Playing with Shimmerz

A technique to show you as part of my Saturday reveal for
I am about to get my hands dirty and create a page that is filled with Shimmerz!
What is Shimmerz you ask? well.. ShimmerzTM is a water-based paint that has the spunk and sparkle to help any project shine!

For my project today I used 2 colors of Shimmerz Paints called
Coffee and Green Olive

To start off my project, i gathered my supplies
2 colors of paints, foam brush and some pattern papers.

It's such a simple step, simply dip your foam brush in the paint ( you can also use a makeup sponge or smaller paint brush!) I like to make a mess, so i used a foam brush. It only takes a few minutes to dry.

The final product is sooo shinney and has the perfect touch of glimmer and shine.

I also used some paint on my flowers for a shimmery brown look and also used it on my brown pattern paper, and chipboard alphas. It can used on anything..prima flowers, foam alphas, even buttons if you wish!

You can see the shimmer on my alphas and flowers from this angle as well.

And My finished page -
Over 45 colors of Shimmerz
can be found at Mon's online store >> HERE



Cosmo Cricket - Boyfriend
My Mind's Eye Colorful Christmas
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Starfish
Basic Grey - Chipboard Alphas
Kaisercraft Bling
Basic Grey Chipboard Elements
Paper - Jillibean Soup
Misc Buttons

Friday, November 20, 2009

Google Reader

Happy Friday Night to you!

Any scrappy plans this weekend? I hope to start a mini album using Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly paper Collection...

You are probably wondering why I asked you to enter my poll ( How Do You Read Your Blogs ) well I was curious!

I use to have about 40 blogs in my list of favorites that I clicked to visit every single day .. finding some updated and others not. So I did a bit of searching and found Google Reader. Google Reader lets me register ALL my favorite blogs and show me when a blog is updated. It's SO Awesome!!!

So for all of you frustrated, or tired of clicking to see what new posts have been made.. try it out - You'll love it!

Google Reader
7 (16%)
3 (7%)
10 (23%)
Visiting all your favs
23 (54%)
3 (7%)

Have a fabulous weekend and come visit my blog tomorrow for a little technique using SHIMMERZ!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cosmo Rak Winner!

Yes, it's time to announce my COSMO RAK WINNER!

the 9th comment on my post was

Blogger Michelle said...

I just love Cosmo, and love this chance to win!!!!!

November 15, 2009 10:10 AM

Please email me to claim your prize!
Thanks for all your comments ladies... i will have another rak sometime this week!

A Wicked Witch

my sister enjoying Halloween disguised at a witch!

Pink Paislee papers - Twilight Collection

Sunday, November 15, 2009


A layout to share with you today called " Lauderdale ".
This is a photo of hubby and I - on self timer - in Fort Lauderdale 1998

We had only been seeing each other since August 98 and took our first trip together and fell madly in love with each other!!!! :-)

I had a blast creating this page, i love the bright blue and a little red and yellow to add a little contrast. I didn't use a sketch, just freely created, and i think it's one of my favs!

I used October Afternoon Road Map, Pink Paislee Office Lingo for my background paper, Prima flowers, Kaiser Bling, DMC floss for stitching, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist,

Thanks for peeking today, don't forget to take a peek at our reveal at Creative Scrappers today, it's RAWKING!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Cosmo Rak!

I have a Cosmo Cricket Rak up for grabs!
Since I had double of this collection from a purchase and also what is left from my DT Kit from MonScrapbook I would love to share some with you!

What you see is what i have left plus a sheet or 2 extra :-)
Leave a comment and let me know which Cosmo Cricket Collection is YOUR Favorite!
that's it... and i'll pick a winner on Tuesday Night Nov 17th at 9pm est <<

Enjoy the Small Stuff - Mini Album

Today is reveal day for me at It is a mini album featuring my last project using Cosmo Cricket Earth Love. A little mini album showcasing Eddie, the cat enjoying a few moments in nature! ( ya ya .. i know SPOILED! )


Papers & Cardstocks
Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love

Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket
Rubons - Cosmo Cricket

Stay tuned for next week cause I have a little tutorial on how to use Shimmerz!
Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Featured at Cosmo Cricket!

YES!! YES !! YES!!!
My latest Thank You Card has been featured
on Cosmo Cricket's blog today!

CLICK HERE to take a peek!!

Thank you Cosmo Cricket :-))


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mon Scrapbook - Sneak

I have a new mini album to show you ~ well a sneak! It's been a while since I created a mini album and really had fun with this one. It's based on my kitty Eddie and his love of nature!

The mini is 4x4 and sooo cute!
This is my cover...

You'll have to wait for my reveal at on Saturday morning!
and don't forget ... we have a sketch contest on right now.... deadline is November 26th!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO and you can win 20$ gift card to the store!

Also, I posted a little poll - located at the top of my blog.. will you vote!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Tickle Me !

Happy Scrappy Sunday to you.

It's been quite a productive day here today -
a layout was finished this morning,
the perennials have been cut down ( some of them! )
eddie has been outside to play,
hubby cleaned the basement,
and it's almost time for recylcing duties
then supper!

Here is the layout I finished this morning - it's called Tickle Me! My nieces playing and tickling each other! The layout is based on the sketch I created for Scrapbooking Gone Wild.

Hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Cosmo Cricket Cards

My reveal for Mon is today!
I am still playing with Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Paper Collection. I wanted to showcase these papers doing something different so I created a few cards! I am not a big card maker cause I think I spend about 1 hour on 1 card trying to decide what to do!!! So you can imagine how long it took me to create just these few cards.

Here is my reveal!



Papers & Cardstocks
Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love
Distress Ink - Nick Bantock Brown
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist: Leather
Chipboard - Cosmo Cricket
Flowers - Prima
Le Pen - Brown
KaiserCraft - Bling & Pearls
We R Memory - Eyelet
Scenic Route - Rubons
Sewing Machine
Edge Distresser
Sheer Ribbon

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This is Me.

I wanted to scrapbook on Sunday Night ... and I went to visit the girls at The Paper Passion. Vanessa challenged us to create ... and well for some reason that got my mojo going!!!

I created this page in about 20 minutes or so, ...and had a blast with my glimmer mist!

As is sat on my desk overnight I realized I had to do something more to it... so this is what i finished with.

I added some journaling which reads ...

" When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and i could say, " I Used everything you gave me "
~ Erma Bombeck "

Products Used -
October Afternoon - Road Map - Sundowner Motel
Prima Flowers - Sprites - Brown
Prima Say It In Crystals - Flourish Brown
Prima Leaves
Jillibean Soup - Alphabet Soup - Mixed Veggies
Jillibean Soup - Alphabet Soup - Vegetable Juice

Thanks for peeking!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

GDT - Misson Create

I was so excited when Nicole from Mission Create asked me to be a guest designer for her new challenge blog. This blog is called Mission: Create, every other week the girls are given missions to create a layout.

My mission given to the girls was a sketch

the other designers assigned their missions for using - - -

: transparency
: Pink
: buttons
: Lyrics - My Life Would Suck Without You

for my layout i used the sketch and all missions except I altered my title to Without You.

Take a peek at the new blog and participate!!!

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